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Iran’s Compromise With Nuclear Monitors Limits Escalation

  • IAEA chief says “good” talks with Tehran yield compromise
  • Atomic inspectors will lose some access to sites from Feb. 23
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Iran’s Compromise With IAEA Taps Breaks on Escalation
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Iran offered a last-minute compromise to United Nations’ atomic inspectors that stops short of completely curtailing their intrusive monitoring powers, tapping the brakes on a standoff that is escalating to become the Biden administration’s first major foreign policy challenge.

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency ended talks on Sunday in Tehran without convincing Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to roll back a law that will suspend comprehensive snap inspections and other monitoring measures from Tuesday.